With plenty to recommend itself, Fool’s Notion by Lisa J. Flickinger is a welcome romp in history with likable characters and enough going on that you don’t lose interest in the story.
In My Opinion…
A journey driving a team of mules from Missouri to Death Valley becomes one with much more depth for Alda Lealand.
Alda is determined, stubborn and courageous but she also loves her home and misses her mama. When she meets Cord near the beginning of her adventure, she is ready to send him on his way after his assistance. Yet he somehow keeps showing up just when she needs rescuing.
There’s an air of mystery around Cord—I mean the guy doesn’t even give his last name—and the desire to unravel it made me keep reading to find out his story. And then there’s Alda’s proclivity to land in situations she needs saving from.
Lisa J. Flickinger takes her heroine and readers on an emotional journey of finding faith and falling in love while peppering in plenty of adventure, action, and suspense. Fool’s Notion is an entertaining read with plenty going on to hold your interest.
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About the Book
Missouri mules were the best. Alda grew to love the creatures working side by side with her pa on their farm along the banks of the Missouri River. He would be hopping mad when he realized his wife and daughter colluded behind his back to sell a pack string. It wouldn’t matter that they were trying to save the farm.
Alda struck out on her own to drive the team over fifteen hundred miles. By day three, her lead mule Bessie refused to take one more step. It was a good thing the handsome cowboy Cord stopped by to lend a hand or Alda might still be sitting in the dust.
Now, Alda needed the man to move on so she could continue her journey. Judging by the spark in Cord’s eye … it just might take some convincing.
About the Author
Lisa J. Flickinger, author of historical novels Fool’s Notion, Ella, and All That Glitters, lives and writes from the cliff of a river along the majestic Rocky Mountains. When not writing or reading, you will find her scouring antique shops or sipping a maple latte with friends and family. To learn more about her visit www.lisajflickinger.com or her Facebook author page Lisa J. Flickinger.